Produce Pride: Showing The Love With Vegetable Tattoos

Showing The Love With Vegetable Tattoos

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Produce Pride: Showing The Love With Vegetable Tattoos

Siblings Jessica and Oliver Schaap of Holland, Mich., test out the temporary vegetable tattoos known as Tater Tats. Siblings Jessica and Oliver Schaap of Holland, Mich., test out the temporary vegetable tattoos known as Tater Tats. Courtesy of Jenna Weiler hide caption

i toggle caption Courtesy of Jenna Weiler Siblings Jessica and Oliver Schaap of Holland, Mich., test out the temporary vegetable tattoos known as Tater Tats. Courtesy of Jenna Weiler

If you really love vegetables and want to tell the world, there are many ways to do so. You can join a community supported agriculture group, or CSA. You can plant a garden in your front yard. And you can broadcast your passion with t-shirt or sticker slogan like "Eat More Kale" or "Powered By Plants."

Now, there’s also the option of adorning your body with vegetable body art.

Jenna Weiler, a farmer and food entrepreneur from Michigan, has a Kickstarter underway to raise money for Tater Tats, a temporary vegetable tattoo business.

Weiler says the idea for the tats came to her when she was working on Groundswell Farm in west Michigan, and was joking with her fellow farmers that she should get a bean tattoo on her arm to remind her of the right size to harvest the legumes. The temporary tattoos from Tater Tats come in three different seasonal packs. The temporary tattoos from Tater Tats come in three different seasonal packs. Courtesy of Jenna Weiler hide caption

i toggle caption Courtesy of Jenna Weiler The temporary tattoos from Tater Tats come in three different seasonal packs. Courtesy of Jenna Weiler

Rather then get a real bean tattoo, she decided that temporary vegetable tattoos could be a fun way to educate kids (and adults) about healthy, seasonal eating. Temporary body art could remind people of how beautiful vegetables are, and grouping them seasonally could help communicate what crops grow when, she says.

"Ideally these tats would be a fun way to make […]

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